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Dec 20, 2014
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VAROOM is composed of three master improvisers from Los Angeles, CA. Their contributions in performing, teaching, and progressing the field of improvised theatre are matched only by their razor sharp wits, and technical mastery of the artform. It is said that you can't throw an out-of-work improviser in LA without them hitting another out-of-work improviser, both of whom will have been inspired by, learned from, or otherwise touched [gross] by one of these three giants of improv.
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Parallelogramophonograph, named Best Improv Troupe by the Austin Improv Collective, presents the latest in their catalogue of innovative improvisational show formats: Villainy. PGraph will delve into the dark side of the human condition and tell stories that focus on the villains and anti-heroes we all love to hate. Villainy explores the thousand faces of evil, cruelty, and hatred, all in one comical, theatrical bundle. The good, sensible person in you will tell you to look away, but you won't....
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Dec 18, 2014
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VAROOM is composed of three master improvisers from Los Angeles, CA. Their contributions in performing, teaching, and progressing the field of improvised theatre are matched only by their razor sharp wits, and technical mastery of the artform. It is said that you can't throw an out-of-work improviser in LA without them hitting another out-of-work improviser, both of whom will have been inspired by, learned from, or otherwise touched [gross] by one of these three giants of improv.
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Quaint Little Coffee Shop was founded in the autumn of 2007 by Chris Polansky and Brandon Gulya. Since then, they've performed regular long-form improv shows at the Cabaret Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ, all of them boasting free coffee with the price of admission. QLCS is hoping to get accepted into some festivals this summer and spread the improv-and-free-coffee message around the country and possibly the world.
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Parallelogramophonograph, named Best Improv Troupe by the Austin Improv Collective, presents the latest in their catalogue of innovative improvisational show formats: Villainy. PGraph will delve into the dark side of the human condition and tell stories that focus on the villains and anti-heroes we all love to hate. Villainy explores the thousand faces of evil, cruelty, and hatred, all in one comical, theatrical bundle. The good, sensible person in you will tell you to look away, but you won't....
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The Heroes of Comedy have been bringing Austin's best, brightest, and most hilarious improv comedy to The Hideout for nigh on 8 years. Every Saturday at 10pm the Heroes present 10 to 12 of Austin's virtuoso improv comedians on the Hideout stage, but only one of them will make it to the end of the show. They play games and scenes, you score them, and the director's eliminate low-scoring players after each round. The surviving improviser is declared the winner and MAESTRO before being awarded a...
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Sep 16, 2008
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 Jon Pack and Jason Kalter met while taking a class at The P.I.T. instructed by Kevin Allison (The State). That class spawned a 5 person sketch comedy group- Buddy System, which ultimately gave birth to Rue Brutalia. Jason & Jon write, act, produce, and edit all of their own material, with the assistance of Paul DeCegli (Director of Photography) on the video front. The Rue Brutalia boys have been carving their teeth in NYC for over a year. Jon Pack and Jason Kalter bring to the stage a...
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Sep 16, 2008
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The Heroes of Comedy have been bringing Austin's best, brightest, and most hilarious improv comedy to The Hideout for nigh on 8 years. Every Saturday at 10pm the Heroes present 10 to 12 of Austin's virtuoso improv comedians on the Hideout stage, but only one of them will make it to the end of the show. They play games and scenes, you score them, and the director's eliminate low-scoring players after each round. The surviving improviser is declared the winner and MAESTRO before being...
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Sep 16, 2008
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Get Up is two master improvisers from Austin, Texas presenting narrative long form at its best. Expect multiple characters, quick edits, and sophisticated comedy as they make up a complete story on the spot, inspired by a music track.Get Up members Shana Merlin and Shannon McCormick have been working together in different improv troupes, such as The Heroes of Comedy, and performances, such as No Shame Theatre, since 2002. In 2005, they decided to get rid of all the dead weight and form a...
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Battle of the Sexes Improv Throwdown pits the two genders against each other in a series of scenes and games. Determined once and for all by audience voting, the superior gender will be crowned and there will be no more discussion on which sex is the best. Battle of the Sexes I and II saw local Austin troupe, Girls Girls Girls go up against Available Cupholders, the first edition going to the Girls, the second, to the Cupholders. BOTS III, the rubber match, will end it once and for all!Unless...
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Sep 15, 2008
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Snackers isn't just an Austin-based improv troupe - it's also a name that you won't forget.Employing their own version of the "living room" format of improv, Snackers trades stories with the audience and each other to develop ideas and inspiration before breaking into improvised scenes and then reconvening with the war cry, "Snackers!"Originally formed as a practice group by students of the Merlin Works school of improvisation, the troupe soon expanded with the addition of...
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Sep 15, 2008
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A Chicago-style longform troupe from ColdTowne Conservatory composed of nine improvisers with diverse performance experience, Murphy believes in exploring the moment. Most importantly, Murphy believes in developing an atmosphere of funny whether they are on stage, in rehearsal, or at a party. Recently, Murphy became the first ColdTowne student troupe to adopt the Harold as its primary form.
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Quaint Little Coffee Shop was founded in the autumn of 2007 by Chris Polansky and Brandon Gulya. Since then, they've performed regular long-form improv shows at the Cabaret Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ, all of them boasting free coffee with the price of admission. QLCS is hoping to get accepted into some festivals this summer and spread the improv-and-free-coffee message around the country and possibly the world.
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Sep 10, 2008
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Junk brings to the stage a highly addictive brand of improvisational comedy, injecting a unique blend of narrative and "Chicago style" long form into every show. Veteran Austin improvisers Andy Crouch, Troy Miller, Ted Rutherford, and Andrea Young combine over 22 years of improv experience to deliver laughs that will hook you from the very first taste.Junk will be performing a narrative longform in which audiences can expect big characters, creative storylines, and an overwhelming...
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Parallelogramophonograph, named Best Improv Troupe by the Austin Improv Collective, presents the latest in their catalogue of innovative improvisational show formats: Villainy. PGraph will delve into the dark side of the human condition and tell stories that focus on the villains and anti-heroes we all love to hate. Villainy explores the thousand faces of evil, cruelty, and hatred, all in one comical, theatrical bundle. The good, sensible person in you will tell you to look away, but you won't....
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The Heroes of Comedy have been bringing Austin's best, brightest, and most hilarious improv comedy to The Hideout for nigh on 8 years. Every Saturday at 10pm the Heroes present 10 to 12 of Austin's virtuoso improv comedians on the Hideout stage, but only one of them will make it to the end of the show. They play games and scenes, you score them, and the director's eliminate low-scoring players after each round. The surviving improviser is declared the winner and MAESTRO before being awarded a...
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Sep 10, 2008
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Austin's The Knuckleball Now was born one night in October 2004, when the Boston Red Sox began their historic comeback against the Yankees which lead to an eventual World Series Title. Their love for baseball was great, but their love for performing improv was even greater. TKN was founded by David Modigliani (Harvard's Instant Gratification Players), Mike D'Alonzo (Gravy, Austin TheatreSports, Catch 24, Players to be Named Later), Craig Kotfas (Gravy, Austin TheatreSports, Catch 24, We Could...
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Eight performers battle it out for the ultimate bragging rights in this high-energy, audience participative, crazy improv show, pHrenzy! One by one the performers get picked off, by both random rules and the audience vote. Second chances, punishments, challenges, twists?you never know what will happen next in pH's pHrenzy!?.the ultimate audience experience! pH Productions is a performance ensemble dedicated to educating and exposing non-traditional audiences to live theater. pH's original...
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Sep 10, 2008
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 Jon Pack and Jason Kalter met while taking a class at The P.I.T. instructed by Kevin Allison (The State). That class spawned a 5 person sketch comedy group- Buddy System, which ultimately gave birth to Rue Brutalia. Jason & Jon write, act, produce, and edit all of their own material, with the assistance of Paul DeCegli (Director of Photography) on the video front. The Rue Brutalia boys have been carving their teeth in NYC for over a year. Jon Pack and Jason Kalter bring to the stage a...
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     Improvised Shakespeare is just what it sounds like; a completely improvised play in the style of the Great Bard himself. Complete with costumes, knavery, and the classic tropes of a Shakespeare play, including Elizabethan speech, this show played to rave reviews and sold out houses earlier this year at The Hideout.It is produced by The Heroes of Comedy, one of Austin's longest standing troupes that runs a comedy school and produces shows regularly at The Hideout. See their...
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Sep 10, 2008
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The Weisenheimers are a short form improv comedy troupe for hire from Omaha, Nebraska. Think Whoâs Line is it Anyway? only funnier. Think Saturday Night Live only more spontaneous.The Weisenheimers members have, among them, a bunch of Second City training, a Groundlings performer, several acting awards, thousands of road-hours in a minivan driving to gigs all over America, a Syndicated National Radio Morning Show Host, a TV host, a Cake Decorator and members of the Omaha media elite.
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Sep 10, 2008
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Underpaid, overeducated, and unstoppable. Chris and Stephen are typical southern boys. Stephen holds a degree in poetry, and Chris wrote his thesis on the Harlem Globetrotters. This love of William Carlos Williams and Sweet Georgia Brown led directly to the birth of Nerdvana, a two-man improv and sketch group that finally answers the question "Is semantics really the right word here?"
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Sep 10, 2008
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Midnight Society is a monster and ColdTowne Theater is their Frankenstein. After an audition, a long discussion, and probably a coin-toss or two, the theater's instructors took a group of students and turned it into a troupe of improvisors. Midnight Society; however, is not your typical student troupe. Midnight Society is a blind date that worked. Made up of stand up and sketch comedians, filmmakers, musicians, and writers, Midnight Society was named the Best New Troupe of 2007 by the Austin...
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Sep 10, 2008
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88improv is a professional improv comedy team established in Omaha in 2003. With over 45 years combined experience, the members of 88improv are dedicated to raising the bar of comedy with their signature style of "smart. clean. comedy!" 88improv enjoys experimenting with both short and long-form styles of improv, discovering the humor in everyday life, and perpetrating bad accents.88improv performs locally, regionally and nationally for public, private, corporate and community...
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Sep 10, 2008
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The Starter Kit performs a wide variety of formats that range from long- and short-form improvised narratives to completely off-the-wall, unpredictable short-form insanity. We're regularly trying out new formats to keep shows fresh for the audience and ourselves. It's important to us that not only the audience enjoy seeing us perform, but that itâs clearly evident we are also enjoying our time on stage. Other improvisers have referred to us as playful and willing to go to unexpected places on...
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Sep 10, 2008
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Unexpected Company is Rhode Island âs most critically acclaimed improvisational comedy group. As the only group in the area strictly dedicated to long form improvisation, Unexpected has introduced thousands to a form of comedy rarely seen in New England . Based out of Warwick , Rhode Island , Unexpected Company performs an original long form structure called âThe Morris.â Starting with a single word suggestion from the audience, âThe Morrisâ is a loosely structured, fast paced comedy...
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Sep 10, 2008
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 Girls Girls Girls is Austin, Texas's only all-female improvisation troupe. Our specialty is creating long-form improvised musicals from a single audience suggestion. The Girls and their live musicians make up the songs, dances, characters, and stories all on the spot to create one complete story.Girls Girls Girls has been an artistic collective since September 2003, and currently we are comprised of 9 members and several musicians. We strive to present shows that have both entertaining...
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Sep 10, 2008
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The big guy and the bald guy and the kinda short girl took an improv class together in Austin. The Canadian girl had studied at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. The music nerd guy had just arrived in Austin from Michigan, a move that made Texas happy. Anyway, the Canadian girl and the big guy got to talking at an Austin improv party, and they decided that, because they love stories and they felt ready for the challenge of making them up on the spot, they would form a narrative...
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Sep 10, 2008
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Available Cupholders is a nationally touring improv comedy institution dedicated to expanding the horizons and expectations of what improvised theatre, film, and tv can accomplish. They have toured universities, festivals, and theatres for the past few years, gaining the respect of peers and enemies alike. They are involved in countless side projects, some enjoying great success, some are incredible failures. Awesome Fact: They all went to the same high school but none of then graduated in the...
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Sep 10, 2008
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Galapagos was formed in the Fall of 2003 and is devoted to performing longform improvisation based in strong ensemble work and characters & scenes rooted in truth. Our improvisation is often in the form of Harold, a structure and philosophy of improv developed by Del Close at ImprovOlympic in Chicago, the Deconstruction, the Armando, and include longform structures that we have developed ourselves. Whatever the specific form is, a single audience suggestion serves to inspire our...
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Sep 10, 2008
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The 3 Actorteers have been widely regarded as the single greatest serious acting troupe ever to have existed. While details of their performance origins are often vague and exagerated, there are several facts that we know for certain. The 3 Actorteers formed after having participated together in the Austin sketch comedy troupe known as "ThinkTank." The three most dangerous and avant-garde members of the group LaBouche, Thusly Feathermore the II, and Sililoquiolis disbanded to form...
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Sep 10, 2008
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     Improv for Evil was established in 800 BC by King Hopetah. The troupe would travel among slaves to cheer them up because pyramid blocks can be quite a drag. However, the Queen found them far more amusing than appropriate, and this ended up with them having to cross the Red Sea in little reed canoes to escape the wrath of King Hopetah. In the new world, IFE found a niche among the unwashed masses. They wandered around bringing amusement, havoc and mayhem until one day, the...
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Sep 10, 2008
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The Victims perform regularly at The Pocket Sandwich Theater, Dallas Hub Theater, Plano Community Theater, and Stone Street Theater. They performed at the 2007 Dallas Fringe Festival, and won the festivalâs award for Best Audience. In April, they performed at The Broadway Comedy Club in New York .
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Sep 10, 2008
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Look Cookie likes improv --- so much that they practice it. Improvisation doesnât end with scenes on a stage, though: Look Cookie improvises their grocery list, the messages they write on their Christmas cards, and the haikus they scrawl on bathroom walls. Look Cookie even improvises their witty banter at the exclusive dinner parties they throw. But if youâre invited to one, you might want to bring your own food. Improvised grocery lists tend to include a lot of hummus.
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Sep 10, 2008
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 Scatter! is Houston's high energy troupe that makes the Energizer Bunny look asmatic. With the combination of short form energy and the standard of a long form set, Scatter! delivers a performance more enjoyable than any opening monologue of Carson Daly could ever hope to achieve. Come check the performance of one of Houston?s best improv troupes and really see "It's Happening..."
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Upbeat, fresh-faced, and brimming with youthful enthusiasm: These are phrases you will never, ever hear applied to Austin's You're Not My Real Dad. These guys are never going to see thirty again, and they're pissed about it. Embittered by experience, railroaded by relationships, and down by law, YNMRD perform improv the same way they walk into the kitchen in the morning: balls out. For what it's worth, YNMRD is also testament to Austin's growing reputation as an improv magnet. Featuring...
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Sep 10, 2008
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ColdTowne's Michael Jastroch and Tami Nelson bring their award winning (Best of Fest 2005 Austin Sketch Festival and 2008 Frontera Fringe Fest) sketch comedy revue to the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival. Lovey and Lovey was originally conceived in New Orleans in 2003, when Michael's visiting college friend, Chris Campbell, observed that the couple's rapport and drinking habits reminded him of Nick and Nora Charles from the Thin Man. Having never seen the movie, the couple rushed to Hollywood...
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Since 2003, Grandma June's Sewing Circle has been entertaining audiences with their intelligent, well crafted sketch comedy stylings. They have produced shows at some of the finest venues in the city, including Donny's Skybox, the Apollo Theater Studio Stage, The TrapDoor & The Viaduct. They have poked fun at corporations, history, and even themselves in such shows as P.S.---You're Fired, The Kids Are Not Alright, An All-Star Tribute to the Misinformed, Historia: A Mock of Ages, Why Mom...
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Sep 10, 2008
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Backpack Picnic is the latest comedy troupe/flower to evolve/blossom from the creative minds/plants that fester/sprout in the brains/humus of Mitch Baker and David Bewley, who have been performing original comedy together for 11 years. René Pinnell joined the troupe when he directed their MTV pilot in 2005, and Shannon McCormick and Jeremy Lamb have been integral players since 2003. Though Backpack Picnic's history is short, it comes from a long line of absurdist-comedy incarnations dating...
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Sep 10, 2008
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¡ATTENÃION! strives to bring a more distinct separation of show and audience, while at the same time knocking down all barriers. Our show is both opened and closed with very theatrical exchanges, rooted in showmanship and performance. The scene work itself is very experimental, ranging from in the audience to back stage, from absurd to self aware, and everywhere in between.micah philbrook and Tony Janning present ¡ATTENÃION!, a two-man improv show that strikes at the surreal within the...
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Sep 10, 2008
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Buddy Daddy is an improvised journey brought to you by a man, Arthur Simone, and his best friend, Robin Goodfellow. The show veers controllably into the surreal and touches on tough societal issues like where to pee.
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Sep 10, 2008
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That's right, true believers!! KA-BAAM!! is every four-color fantasy writ large and on-the-spot by a cast of Austin's most heroic improv comedians. Audience suggestions will inspire the origins and adventures of never before seen heroes in a comic book story that will never be seen again. The Golden Age will be reborn with the deadliest of villains, most ridiculous of brawls, and a special guest comic book artist to capture the action in pencil and ink.
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Sep 10, 2008
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